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em·poi·son

 (ĕm-poi′zən)
tr.v. em·poi·soned, em·poi·son·ing, em·poi·sons
1. To fill with venom; embitter.
2. Archaic To poison.

empoison

(ɪmˈpɔɪzən)
vb (tr)
1. rare to embitter or corrupt
2. an archaic word for poison6, poison7, poison8, poison9
emˈpoisonment n

em•poi•son

(ɛmˈpɔɪ zən)

v.t.
1. to corrupt.
2. to embitter.
3. Archaic. to poison.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French empoisoner. See em-1, poison]
em•poi′son•ment, n.

empoison


Past participle: empoisoned
Gerund: empoisoning

Imperative
empoison
empoison
Present
I empoison
you empoison
he/she/it empoisons
we empoison
you empoison
they empoison
Preterite
I empoisoned
you empoisoned
he/she/it empoisoned
we empoisoned
you empoisoned
they empoisoned
Present Continuous
I am empoisoning
you are empoisoning
he/she/it is empoisoning
we are empoisoning
you are empoisoning
they are empoisoning
Present Perfect
I have empoisoned
you have empoisoned
he/she/it has empoisoned
we have empoisoned
you have empoisoned
they have empoisoned
Past Continuous
I was empoisoning
you were empoisoning
he/she/it was empoisoning
we were empoisoning
you were empoisoning
they were empoisoning
Past Perfect
I had empoisoned
you had empoisoned
he/she/it had empoisoned
we had empoisoned
you had empoisoned
they had empoisoned
Future
I will empoison
you will empoison
he/she/it will empoison
we will empoison
you will empoison
they will empoison
Future Perfect
I will have empoisoned
you will have empoisoned
he/she/it will have empoisoned
we will have empoisoned
you will have empoisoned
they will have empoisoned
Future Continuous
I will be empoisoning
you will be empoisoning
he/she/it will be empoisoning
we will be empoisoning
you will be empoisoning
they will be empoisoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been empoisoning
you have been empoisoning
he/she/it has been empoisoning
we have been empoisoning
you have been empoisoning
they have been empoisoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been empoisoning
you will have been empoisoning
he/she/it will have been empoisoning
we will have been empoisoning
you will have been empoisoning
they will have been empoisoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been empoisoning
you had been empoisoning
he/she/it had been empoisoning
we had been empoisoning
you had been empoisoning
they had been empoisoning
Conditional
I would empoison
you would empoison
he/she/it would empoison
we would empoison
you would empoison
they would empoison
Past Conditional
I would have empoisoned
you would have empoisoned
he/she/it would have empoisoned
we would have empoisoned
you would have empoisoned
they would have empoisoned
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empoison

verb
Archaic. To have a destructive effect on:
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